Professional Master’s in Business Administration

Our Professional MBA was designed for driven, dedicated, lifelong learners who are not afraid of a challenge and want more than just a business seminar.


Department of Business

A business degree for the ethical, driven, lifelong learners

The Professional MBA (pMBA), a new business degree is for individuals in executive positions who typically already have a doctoral degree and who want to elevate their current roles and professional skills, while getting exposure to prominent leaders and entrepreneurs, both in the Midwest and Silicon Valley (via an included trip). Cohorts will have focus areas such as business in health care and tracks such as startup or corporate.

Credits 30

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Program Overview

The Professional Master’s in Business Administration (pMBA) is an advanced standing degree program that teaches ethical business practices, global citizenship, analytics and problem solving, and more. It's designed for professionals who already posses an advanced degree such as a PhD, PharmD or MD.

As an industry veteran in this program, you will build on your previous doctoral training and bring your own professional experience to help you network, learn from, and enhance your business acumen. This program will begin online cohorts soon, please contact us for more details. 

Why is the pMBA so important?

The value of business education to professionals like physicians was best summarized by the president of the American Medical Association when she spoke at Concordia University: 

"If they wish to control any part of their own careers, they need to learn to speak the language that will determine how their practice is governed.  If they can write the agendas, structure the budgets, and understand the business plans, they will be able to manage their academic departments or their hospitals departments or their practices or write a grant proposal with an accurate budget, and shape the goals of the organization to match their goals. If they cannot, they will spend their career fulfilling the dreams and goals of others."

Dr. Barbara McAneny MD, President Elect, American Medical Association, 2018

What to Expect

The pMBA consists of 39 credits, but CUAA recognizes prior graduate coursework and leadership-level experience, which allows you to enter the program with 9 credits of advanced standing. The remaining 30 credits consist of 24 core curriculum credits, 3 credits in strategic innovation, and a 3-credit Professional Seminar Series where you meet and network with leaders in your field. This program is specifically suited for those who possess a doctoral or other terminal degree in their field, or a master’s degree, plus five years of executive-level experience. If starting a company or implementing a new corporate strategy is your goal, that could be incorporated as part of the degree. 

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